Amazon just launched their own video conferencing tool for businesses


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Chime could replace Skype or Google Hangouts for businesses, and it packs a powerful enough punch to compete with higher-tech tools like GoToMeeting and Cisco’s WebEx.

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Amazon just introduced the world to their new Skype competitor called Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business.

Chime is currently available for MacOS, iOS, Android, and Windows devices, and its main features include voice calling, video messaging, and virtual meetings.

Chime could replace Skype or Google Hangouts for businesses, and it packs a powerful enough punch to compete with higher-tech tools like GoToMeeting and Cisco’s WebEx.

There’s a free version available for video calls between two people, and according to TechCrunch, pricing starts at $2.50 per user per month, and there are also advanced options and pricing that include special features such as screen-sharing.

If your team uses Slack, you probably know about the new video calling feature for groups and 1-on-1 conversations. Slack still does not have screen-sharing functionality, but Slack did acquire a company called Screenhero in early 2015 which seems to be their plan to add it soon.

With Chime entering the video conferencing and communications mix, businesses today have a variety of options to choose from. Amazon hopes Chime will be one ingredient of their Amazon Web Services ecosystem.

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